October 31, 2013

Writers_BlockComing up with monthly, weekly, and even daily topics can be difficult when you’re generating content for your business. However, it’s important not to become discouraged if the ideas do not seem to be flowing. Having fresh, original, and inviting content on your blog and your website  is one of the best ways to ensure that you are driving potential new customers to your site. The more engaging that content is, the better your results will be.

However, if you have been running a blog for a while and are having difficulty coming up with new blog topics, it can be a little bit difficult to take a step back and reassess what you are doing, and where you are headed with your content. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to reinvigorate yourself as a blogger and begin generating new topics.

Reassess Your Blog’s Goals

If you are having a difficult time coming up with topics, the problem might not be a lack of creativity. Losing sight of your goal as a blogger can be a big misstep, and many people may not even realise that they have lost this. If you cannot adequately answer the question, “What is my blog’s purpose?” beyond vague answers such as, “Increase traffic to my site,” then it is time to rethink what your purpose for maintaining the blog really is. Once you have a clearer goal in mind, then it is likely you will start to find ideas for the blog once more.

Look At What You’ve Done In The Past

Many bloggers and content creators get caught up in a rush of excitement when starting a new project, only to fall into a creative slump later on down the line. Sometimes all it takes to bring back that creativity is to look back at the work you did in the past. Not only will it help reinvigorate excitement for the project, but it can remind you of topics you wanted to write but never got around to, topic ideas that did not fit at that time, or topics that you did not feel skilled enough to knowledgeable enough to write about in the past.

Expand On Your Ideas

When a blog is still relatively new, bloggers tend to focus on the big picture and the basics rather than on the finer details. That can be a great way to invite a more casual readership to a blog when it is still new, and can build you a strong reader base. Bloggers who feel as if they have “writer’s block” may need to go back and look at old topics to see where they can expand on their ideas. A subtopic in one blog may become the basis for an entirely new blog.

Once you have been blogging for a while, you have a wealth of information – created by you – at your fingertips to help you get over writer’s block. Use this information and you may be surprised by just how quickly the ideas are flowing again.




Sean McPheat

Managing Director

The Internet Marketing Academy


One thought on “Generating Blog Topics & Overcoming “Writers Block”

  1. It is always important that when blogging you have to write on relevant information about the topic being discuss. If you make a good one, then tendency is that readers will follow your post thus driving visitors to your website.

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